Political science

Ghettoized Poli Sci Textbooks

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When black people or topics are covered in overviews of American government and politics, they end up in the civil rights chapter, study finds.

A Pentagon Olive Branch to Academe

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Defense secretary discusses plans for new university consortia and grants -- largely in social sciences -- for non-classified research, and pledges no political restrictions.

Double Dipping in Conference Papers

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Political scientists consider whether it's OK to give the same presentation more than once -- and whether hiring committees should take note of the practice.

Political Scientists Stick With New Orleans, Face Boycott

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Association rejects call to move 2012 meeting away from Louisiana due to its ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

The Perils of the Polling Shop

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Accusations of bias put Syracuse professor in spotlight, raising questions about when it's appropriate for applied research to serve partisan ends.

In Grad Admissions, Where Is Class?

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Survey of political science departments finds consideration of race and ethnicity, but not socioeconomic background.

Missing Attribution in Controversial Book

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Amid criticism, Penn Press says author of much-discussed work on terror networks will in the future formally acknowledge two sources absent in current edition.

Satisfied Academics

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Study that anticipated professors' satisfaction levels might sink to those of industry scientists gets surprising result: Academe is seen as a good place to work.

'Collision Course' for Graduate Education

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What's wrong with graduate education these days? Is it what Ph.D. students are missing -- teaching skills perhaps, or the ability to branch out beyond their area of specialization? Or is that too many students take too long to finish?

Dispatches from Denver, Day 3

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At the Democratic National Convention, faculty are studying the dynamics of power by focusing on protesters, karaoke performers -- oh, and the delegates, too.

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